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  • BERLIN— The secrets-spilling group WikiLeaks has criticized Google for failing to inform it about U.S. search warrants issued against three of its staff. The warrants issued in March 2012 required Google to hand over the phone numbers, IP addresses, credit card details, contents of all emails and other information for Sarah Harrison, Kristinn Hrafnsson and...

  • Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but pulled out in 2013 after its acquisition by Google Inc. Computer maker Lenovo Group bought Motorola last year as part of its effort to become a global...

  • Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. Waze, which Google purchased for $966 million in 2013, is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. They are seeking support among other law enforcement trade groups to pressure Google to...

  • Porn moving into the mainstream? Not quite Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Adult film actress Chanel Preston, who is concerned that performers don't have enough control over health issues.

    Parts of mainstream society are embracing adult entertainment, but other segments are still resistant to the industry's cultural import.

  • More privacy sought for Obama healthcare website Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    The Obama administration may need to make still more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week that details such as consumers' income and tobacco use were going to private companies with a commercial...

  • Cramer's plan for biggest earnings week of the year Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    Inside Alibaba Group Holdings headquarters.

    Next week marks the most important earnings week of the year, and Jim Cramer thinks a few companies will surprise investors.

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $56.76. Google Inc class A rose $4.65 or. 9 percent, to $541.95. Groupon Inc. fell$. 18 or 2.4 percent, to $7.32.

  • Google is the last thing wireless carriers need Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    Models display Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Nexus smartphones, running Google Inc.'s Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system.

    Information reported that Google is expected to tap networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, Re/code reports.

  • Looking to reinvent itself, Twitter launches Flock Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:21 PM ET

    Twitter is taking its pitch to developers—and attempting to reinvent itself—on the road, with Twitter Flock.

  • HALFTIME REPORT FINAL TRADES 1/23/15 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
  • WASHINGTON— Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. The administration made the changes to HealthCare.gov after The Associated Press reported...

  • Jan 23- Shares of online data storage provider Box Inc rose as much as 77 percent in their market debut as investors bet on the company's ability to turn profitable in a highly competitive market, boding well for another big year for IPOs. Box's shares, which priced at $14, hit a high of $24.72 in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, valuing the...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A university student detained at a U.S. airport for five hours in 2009 over Arabic language flashcards in his pocket that included the words "bomb" and "to kill" has won a $25,000 settlement from the Justice Department. The settlement with Nicholas George, now a Google programmer, also includes more training for police. George, then 21, was returning to...

  • Why Google's Schmidt says 'Internet will disappear' Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    Will the Internet as we know it disappear soon? Google's Eric Schmidt sure thinks so.

  • Will the surging dollar punish big tech earnings? Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    The five giants of U.S. technology are slated to report quarterly results next week. Investors are surprisingly skeptical.

  • Jan 23- Online data storage provider Box Inc's shares rose as much as 77 percent in their debut on Friday as investors shrugged off concerns about the company's ability to turn profitable in a highly competitive market. Box's shares opened at $20.20 and hit a high of $24.72 in early trading on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at nearly $3...

  • Online storage provider Box soars in Wall Street debut Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Box's shares soared more than 70 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider's decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year. The start on the New York Stock Exchange came after Box Inc. sold 12.5 million shares for $14 apiece in a...

  • Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    REDMOND, Washington— Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Microsoft unveiled HoloLens at its headquarters this week, on the same day the company touted its upcoming Windows 10 software release. Google's computerized eyewear, Glass, isn't technically a virtual-reality...

  • BEIJING— China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday. Many foreigners in China as well as millions of Chinese depend on VPNs to connect to servers outside the country and access blocked...